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Old March 27, 2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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Quick Help on a Combat Commander.

Whats the guide rod length for OEM part?
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Old March 27, 2012, 01:37 PM   #2
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They don't have guide rods, to my knowledge.
Unless Colt has started adding them recently.
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Old March 27, 2012, 02:26 PM   #3
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Thanks bill,
I thought it's still called a guide rod, Maybe not,….. lets call it a Recoil spring guide, Not the the full length after market critters.
I have several standard length ones, I am going to cut one and shape it for a Commander slide I have. If it indeed is shorter. I'm guessing it would be.
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Old March 27, 2012, 06:52 PM   #4
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The Commander guide is shorter, but cutting one off isn't a good idea.
The end of the guide is formed into a rounded shape to prevent catching on the recoil spring.
Cutting one off leaves a squared off end that can catch. The tube isn't thick enough to allow just beveling it.

Better to just buy one, they aren't expensive.
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Old March 27, 2012, 07:09 PM   #5
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Thanks, I have some very old Heavy ones, A couple (If I can find them)
are solid. But, I need to order a new Spring any way, So......I guess I'll
Throw one in. again, Thanks
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